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Mason Core Curriculum Specialist

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on October 28, 2022
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Mason Core Curriculum Specialist

 

The George Mason University Office of Undergraduate Education invites applications for a Mason Core Curriculum Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

 

About the Department:

The Office of Undergraduate Education, within the Office of the Provost, provides over 20,000 undergraduate students with a quality engaging undergraduate education, and gives them the tools to be Engaged Citizens and Well-Rounded Scholars who are Prepared to Act in a Diverse, Global World. Undergraduate Education manages the Undergraduate and Mason Core Curricula, Academic Advising, Fellowships, and Undergraduate Studies.

 

The Mason Core Curriculum, required of all undergraduate students, is designed to provide students with a broad, shared learning experience that meets state and regional accreditation requirements, facilitates transfer, and builds on Mason’s unique identity as Virginia’s accessible public research university within a global network.

 

About the Position:

The Mason Core Curriculum Specialist will assist the Mason Core Director in supporting our faculty and students as we transition from a vision of an enhanced Mason Core to implementation. The Mason Core Curriculum Specialist will be responsible for tracking courses and curricula, managing strategic communications, scheduling meetings and workshops, analyzing course enrollment data, and other support for educational activities. The Mason Core Curriculum Specialist will have experience with and knowledge of undergraduate curriculum, particularly in the area of general education, and catalog excellent communication skills, and a commitment to general education.

 

Responsibilities:

Serves as academic support for Mason Core, working with faculty in the development and submission of Mason Core course proposals and maintaining accurate Mason Core records. Provides logistical support for the Mason Core Committee, including preparing for and attending meetings and events, and otherwise managing the activities of the Mason Core Committee. Supports strategic Mason Core communication efforts, including maintaining the Mason Core website, creating newsletters, and other materials as needed. Conducts data analysis and creates annual and ad-hoc reports for the Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education and the Mason Core Director through university systems. Works with the Registrar’s Office to refine procedures pertaining to all Mason Core curricular issues. Assists with additional tasks as assigned in Undergraduate Education to support the Mason Core and excellent undergraduate student experiences.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience supporting curricular programs in a higher education environment;
  • Demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiative in analyzing and accomplishing tasks, and solving problems with attention to detail;
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize, and juggle multiple tasks; and
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with educational programming and/or student leadership development;
  • Knowledge of general education, including appropriate pedagogy;
  • Familiarity with Mason Core courses, attributes, and procedures;
  • Understanding of databases and queries (using products like MicroStrategy), and familiarity with enterprise-wide educational software (e.g., Banner, CourseLeaf, Stellic, etc.); and
  • Demonstrated experience with editing websites.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10637z, Recruit Number STF11391 at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.